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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 3:16 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Lets hope this goes ahead
Does it mean land will need to be purchased again?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It seems to be the most sensible idea they've had to connect the airport with the railway and doesn't seem to cost a crazy amount of money either (although in saying that I'm not really sure how much these things cost!). The land they'd be building on is just waste ground as well instead of local football pitches. I'd imagine that they'd also have to build some sort of pedestrian path so that people could access the station from round about St. Mirren's stadium as well.

There's a park and ride right next to the proposed relocation of the station which would also benefit from it.
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Did they ever consider running a line from Gilmour street along the old Arkleston/Renfrew line to the airport? The track bed is still intact and it would just need to cross the Cart and approach the airport from the other direction. Admittedly it wouldn't be most scenic route as it passes the sewerage treatment plant.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

It would actually make sense to extend it past the airport down to the long stay car park
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 19, 2016 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

stan63 wrote:
Did they ever consider running a line from Gilmour street along the old Arkleston/Renfrew line to the airport? The track bed is still intact and it would just need to cross the Cart and approach the airport from the other direction. Admittedly it wouldn't be most scenic route as it passes the sewerage treatment plant.

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As far as I know, only two schemes were considered in SPTE days: Paisley St James to the Airport direct (more or less the current schemes) and from Cardonald junction via the old Renfrew branch passing Braehead and crossing the River Cart to enter the Airport from the south and east - for freight.

I thought combining those two schemes to create an Airport Loop served by a circular service would be a better option.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

City to Glasgow Airport tram links to be complete by 2025 (© Evening Times)



Plans have been unveiled for the new rail link to Glasgow Airport, due to be complete in 2025.


The £144 m project will see new trams run from central station on the current rail tracks to Paisley
Gilmour Street Station then on a new tram line through the streets to the airport building. Council
leaders and airport and business bosses launched the new plan today. It is expected to carry one
million passengers a year and take 16.5minutes form the city centre to the airport terminal.

The Glasgow Airport Access Project replaces the previous Glasgow Airport Rail Link which was
controversially scraped by the Scottish Government in 2009. The new plan is developed by Glasgow
& Renfrewshire councils and the airport and has the backing of both the UK and Scottish governments
who provided the cash through the £1.1bn City Deal.

Frank McAveety, Leader of Glasgow City Council said: “We’ve long argued that a new rail link between
the airport and the city centre is essential for the thousands of tourists and business travellers who fly
into and out of Glasgow every day.”

Ross Nimmo, Head of planning and development for Glasgow Airport, said: “We welcome the identification
of tram train as the preferred option. It has a very strong business case, with conservative estimates
suggesting the airport is set to become one of the busiest train stations in Scotland.”

Transport Minister Humza Yousaf said: "The Scottish Government is committed to working with our partners
in the two councils and Glasgow Airport to support their plans for improving surface access to the airport
and we have already shown our support for the planned infrastructure improvements that are part of the
City Deal through our commitment to provide £500 million funding.

"I recently chaired the inaugural meeting of the high level steering group which provided a good opportunity
to discuss the challenges around capacity of the existing rail network on approach to and within Glasgow
Central station and the potential implications that a fixed link could have on future service enhancements
in the west of Scotland. I look forward to continuing to work with the project team in order to assist them
produce a robust and transparent business case which clearly sets out the impacts and a realistic and well
informed assessment of all costs of any proposals to ensure informed decisions are made."





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PostPosted: Mon Nov 28, 2016 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods


The roof's falling in already...

An impressive solution would be to build an elevated (electric) monorail along the M8 thence to swoop into the stations. Perhaps something like this:


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